Head of the Division of Coordination, Evaluation and Follow up at the Spanish Research Agency
PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the Autonomous University of Madrid, she made her doctoral thesis at the Center of Molecular Biology Severo Ochoa and postdoctoral stays at the New York University Medical Center (New York, USA, 1986-1989) and the Institute Pasteur (Paris, France, 1989-1991).
She worked as a researcher in the field of virology 2003, when she joined the National Evaluation and Prospective Agency (ANEP), and stayed as director until 2012. In 2013, she started a new line of work in the field of physical activity and its association with chronic diseases.
She is in charge of the scientific evaluation, selection and follow-up of all programs and calls funded by the Agency, as well as numerous calls funded by regional, universities and private institutions.